Jayna Chou is a professional Violist, Composer/Producer from Taipei, Taiwan. 

She received classical music training at a young age on the viola and the piano. She graduated from Fu-Jen University (Taiwan) in 2013, majored in classical viola performance. With her passion and love of composing and producing, she decided to attend Berklee College of Music in 2016, on scholarship, to major in contemporary writing and production 2016-2018.

After graduating, she started her career in Los Angeles and composed part of the soundtrack for the Golden Globe Award-winning movie “The Farewell.” As a violist, Jayna has performed with the likes of Jonas Brothers, Avril Lavigne, Tigran Hamasyan, Jacob Collier and the king of Chinese-Pop singer- Leehom Wang and many others. She can be found recording music for multi-genre artists album, film and video games music.

In 2020, Jayna will be joining the composer roster for Crime Sonic Music, which is in partnership with BMG production music worldwide.

 Film Score Experience 

  • "Imaginary Friend," directed by Jason Sanchez

  • "Melodrama," directed by Nick Azzaro

  • "One," directed by Jill Penfold

  • "Uncorked," directed by Louise de Nexon

  • "Stag Parties," directed by Maya Dittloff

  • "Nomad," directed by Adam Newman

  • "No Longer Perfect", directed by Virginia Blatter

  • "Ice Patrol" ending music piece, directed by Adam Newman

  • "The Farewell" soundtrack, directed by Lulu Wang

 Viola Performance Highlight 
 

  • Rufus Wainwright - "Unfollow The Rule" album releasing stream concert (2020 LA, CA)

  • Recording for Burt Bacharach's new album (2020 LA, CA)

  • Jonas Brothers concert at Hollywood Bowl (2019 LA, CA)

  • Avril Lavigne concert at Greek Theater (2019 LA, CA)

  • TSean album recording (2019 LA, CA)

  • JMSN album recording/ album releasing concert (2019 LA, CA)

  • Recording for Ollie Gabriel's performance on the TV show "Songland" (05/2019 LA, CA)

  • Chinese Animation "The Brilliance of Time" film music recording session for the composer Tiannan Cai. (05/2019 LA, CA)

  • Bosana 10th Annual Benefit feat. Amira Medunjanin world tour: Los Angeles concert at Nate Holden Performing Arts Centre (03/2019 LA)

  • Barry Minniefield “A Salut to Sinatre” Jazz Concert performance at Rancho Mirage Ampitheater (03/2019)

  • Tigran Hamasyan,” Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Tigran Hamasyan” concert at Berklee performance center with world string. (03/2017, Boston MA)

  • Jacob Collier, "Imagination Off the Charts." Concert at MIT (12/2016, Cambridge MA)

  • Leehom Wang, “Berklee to Honor Wang Leehom-King of Chinese Pop” concert at Symphony Hall Boston (11/2016, Boston MA)

  • Ministry of Transportation and Communication R.O.C. International Welcome Luncheon performance with jazz strings quartet (01/2016, Taipei Taiwan)

  • LONGINES New Products Introductory Press Conference in Asia Area performance (01/2016, Taipei Taiwan)

  • Taiwan pop singer Show Luo concert performance (12/2015, Taipei Taiwan)

  • Taiwan pop singer Julia Peng concert performance (09/2015, Taipei Taiwan)

  • KKBOX Music Awards pop singer Jacky Cheung performance (06/2015, Taipei Taiwan)

  • The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards performance (03/2015, Taipei Taiwan)

  • Taiwan pop singer Harlem Yu concert performance (12/2014, Taipei Taiwan)

  • Hito FM Pop Music Awards performance (11/2014, Taipei Taiwan)

  • LG New Products Introductory Press Conference in Asia performance (11/2014, Taipei Taiwan)

  • The Golden Melody Awards performance (10/2014, Taipei Taiwan)

 Education 

  • Fu-Jen University Taipei, Taiwan

Bachelor of viola classical performance (09/2008 - 06/2011)

  • Berklee College of Music Boston, MA

Bachelor of music with major in Contemporary Writing and Production (09/2016 - 05/2018)

Berklee Asia Tour Scholarship 

Dean's list of Berklee College of Music 

  • Cubase

  • Logic Pro X

  • Pro Tools

  • Ableton Live

  • Finale

  • Composition

  • Music Production

  • Orchestration

  • MIDI Programming

  • Arranging

  • Viola

  • Piano

  • Sight-Reading

  • Mandarin

  • English

 Skills